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IT skills in serious demand by mid-2021; Umlaut launches eBridgeNow for skill development

IT skills in serious demand by mid-2021

As per a study by Business Solutions provider Quess, India’s IT skills demand has increased by 22.5% between October 2020 and March 2021. This growth is with BFSI, Technology Services and Consulting, Auto and Engineering, and GCCs leading the front. Salesforce, SAP HANA, and ServiceNow are various other technology platforms that have seen the same increase. Read the full story.

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Umlaut launches eBridgeNow for skill development

Umlaut, a popular engineering and consulting organization, launches eBridgeNow, a digital learning platform focused on delivering niche skills and technology courses to its users. The platform will train existing workforce and incoming graduates in order to make them industry-ready. Additionally, umlaut will extend its services to upskill aerospace and healthcare professionals. BridgeNow Academy (BNA) is the initiative that is going to be used by making relevant content and administering training online. The objective of the launch was to recognize that skill development was the backbone of organizations and the economy on the whole. Read more.

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MOOC gives free online skill development courses

A Massive Open Online Course or MOOC will be launched by the Department of College education in Rajasthan. This creates an opportunity for college students to learn skill development courses for free. This collaboration is between the college education department and IIIT-Kota and together they will launch 4 courses in total. Higher education minister Bhanwar Singh Bhati will be leading the launch. Since the launch over 5000 students have already registered from across Rajasthan. Soon more courses will be introduced on machine learning and crafts. This is inspired by the New Education Policy of 2020. Read more.

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